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Atari 2600: Steeplechase




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This is a hurdles horse race.

The horse's names, from bottom to top, are: Lucky Devil, Absent Mind, Just Missed and Little Dictator. You play as one of the jockeys and must reach the right side of the screen first. The horse runs and hurdles come at you from the right. To jump these hurdles, you turn the paddle to set the height of the jump, as indicated by the marker on the right. You press the button to jump. The better you jump, the faster your horse goes. After 3 minutes, if no one has gotten all the way to the right, the race ends and whoever was in the lead wins.

There are 6 game variations. In games 1, 2 and 3, the distance between the hurdles is uniform with the computer-controlled horse's racing ability being poor, good and excellent, respectively.
In games 4, 5 and 6, the the distance between the hurdles is random with the computer-controlled horse's racing ability being poor, good and excellent, respectively.
The difficulty switches are not used.

Description courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license


Identifier atari_2600_steeplechase_paddle_1980_sears_tele-games_jim_huether_cx2614_-_49-7512
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:43:16
Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:43:16
Emulator a2600
Emulator_ext bin
Controller paddle
Backup_location ia905801_29

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